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Faith organisations set out vision of AIDS free generation

Archived, 3 days ago From caritas.org 

Vatican City, Vatican - A partnership between Caritas Internationalis, the US the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and UNAIDS recently made it possible for key stakeholders to gather in Abuja, Nigeria and discuss the role of faith-based organisations ...

The pneumonia vaccine could save your life

Archived, 4 days ago From theherald.com.au 

Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - People die from pneumonia. Often.

Despite this, there is a lack of awareness about the disease.

Some people don’t know there’s a vaccine against it. Others know about the vaccine but haven’t made the effort to get it.

Lead Poisoning: MSF, FG treat 5000 children in Zamfara

Archived, 4 days ago From nigeriatoday.ng 

Akwa Ibom, NIGERIA - The head of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) Nigeria, Phillip Aruna has said the organisation has been able to treat 5,000 children of lead poisoning in Zamfara State, since it commenced in 2010.

Recall that LEAD poi ...

Ladies in the soup at Pretty Muddy to help fight breast cancer

Archived, 4 days ago From bournemouthecho.co.uk 

Bournemouth, U K - IT was a pretty muddy experience for the 1,200 women who took part in a race to beat breast cancer.

Baiter Park in Poole was a sea of pink as females from across the south gathered to raise funds and awareness of work by Cancer Researc ...

Dusit golf tourney raises $30K for cleft lip, cleft palate surgeries

Archived, 4 days ago From guampdn.com 

Hagåtña, Guam - The Dusit Smiles Golf Championship raised more than $30,000 to go toward Guam children in need of surgery for cleft lip and cleft palate, according to a news release.

More than 70 teams and dozens of sponsors participated in support of ...

GAVI approves $20m for strengthening of cold chain system

Archived, 4 days ago From thenews.com.pk 

Karachi, PAKISTAN - The Board of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) has approved a grant of US $20 million to enable Pakistan to strengthen the cold chain system for vaccines under the Expanded Programme on Immunization.

The GAVI Boa ...

UNICEF steps in to pay Yemen’s doctors as war and cholera rage

Archived, 6 days ago From nytimes.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - Desperate to halt the cholera crisis afflicting Yemen, UNICEF has taken the unusual step of paying the country’s doctors and nurses, who have not received salaries in months.

The regional director for UNICEF, Geert Cappelaere, said on ...

Vanuatu to use drones to deliver vaccines, medical supplies to remote areas

Archived, 6 days ago From pireport.org 

Honolulu, HAWAII - Vanuatu will be the first country in the Pacific to begin using drones to deliver vaccines and critical medical supplies to its remote areas.

The inability to deliver needed vaccines from town to children at remote locations due to the ...

MSF to resume medical support to Syria’s East Ghouta

Archived, 6 days ago From sputniknews.com 

Moscow, RUSSIA - The organization made some demands regarding the security of their facilities and workers, stressing that no weapons or armed people must be allowed to enter medical centers, and the fighting parties must take precautions to "avoid direct action agai ...

SECU employees step up for March of Dimes, raising nearly $60,000 for Triangle Walk!

Archived, 6 days ago From globenewswire.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) had a huge presence at this year’s Triangle area March of Dimes March for Babies® event, with nearly 300 Credit Union employees, family members and friends walking the 3-mile trek in honor of those affected by pre ...

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